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Ross Bonaime's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Paste Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.3/10 20% Yoga Hosers (2016) I write this review as a critic and as a fan and it disappoints me to hate a film from a director I used to love. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Sep 8, 2016
7.1/10 83% Sausage Party (2016) Sausage Party is a delicious treat covered in a filthy wrapper. For some, that will be a deal breaker, but for plenty of others, it will be a selling point. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 15, 2016
6.1/10 83% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) When the eponymous wave hits, all of The Wave's character-building and plot matters as much as it would in a San Andreas or a 2012, in that it's mostly for nothing. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 4, 2016
5.2/10 59% Eisenstein In Guanajuato (2016) Greenaway tries his best to do justice to the grandiosity of Eisenstein's films, while also utilizing his own style. But the process only exhausts the audience and adds little to the story. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Feb 11, 2016
8.3/10 66% The Night Before (2015) The Night Before earnestly blends the holiday film with the buddy comedy. The result is a Christmas film that focuses on a created family of friends rather than the literal family, and in doing so, makes a surprisingly sincere and funny combination. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Nov 23, 2015
7/10 92% Prophet's Prey (2015) Despite going too far in one of its arcs while not going far enough in the other, Prophet's Prey is still an excellent distillation of the FLDS and Jeffs, presenting as much information as possible behind this truly awful story. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 6, 2015
7.6/10 74% The Keeping Room (2015) The Keeping Room for the most part is able to convey the terror that these women clearly feel, and is even is able to bring some humanity to the villainous Union soldiers, but too often it's frankly on the nose. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 2, 2015
6.8/10 81% Labyrinth Of Lies (2015) Labyrinth of Lies sheds light on this lesser known series of trials, but can't help but fall into many of the same cliché traps that similar historical fictions often do. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 1, 2015
1.5/10 0% Chloe & Theo (2015) Chloe & Theo, in other words, fumbles every aspect of its moral play in frighteningly embarrassing ways. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Sep 4, 2015
5.6/10 70% When Animals Dream (2015) When Animals Sleep attempts to link lycanthropy with the horrors inherent in becoming an adult -- but that's the only surprise its meandering plot can muster. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 28, 2015
6.7/10 72% The Kindergarten Teacher (Haganenet) (2015) Lapid's skilled direction and Larry's fascinating performance allow us to find the true art in the unexpected, much like Nira does herself. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 30, 2015
8.9/10 91% Stations of the Cross (2015) Stations of the Cross belongs among the decade's best films about the lengths one must go to in order to balance strong beliefs with a tolerance toward a secular world that fights against those beliefs. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 16, 2015
6.9/10 63% Magic Mike XXL (2015) It's entertaining without any weight behind the story at all. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 2, 2015
7/10 92% When Marnie Was There (2015) There's sweetness in When Marnie Was There, and a fitting dedication from a young protégé to the craft Studio Ghibli held above all: the act of finding freedom through art. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted May 21, 2015
5.2/10 75% Good Kill (2015) Andrew Niccol also seems to have a problem with this type of warfare, and Good Kill gives the writer-director a platform to hit his audience over the head nonstop with obvious diatribes. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted May 13, 2015
3.5/10 17% Serena (2015) Thankfully for Cooper, Lawrence and even Bier, their reputations will outlast Serena's legacy -- because no one will see it. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 27, 2015
65% The Riot Club (Posh) (2015) A tense, at times disturbing film. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 26, 2015
7/10 81% These Final Hours (2015) These Final Hours is a quick trip that lacks the depth and originality it deserves, but it still creates some spectacular moments along the way. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 12, 2015
7.8/10 91% Eastern Boys (2015) As each new chapter unravels, so do our preconceived notions of the film's characters. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Feb 26, 2015
6.6/10 61% Maps to the Stars (2015) Beyond performances from Moore and Wasikowska that rank among their best, Maps to the Stars is compelling as a weird statement on one directing stalwart's experience looking inside the machine that he avoided for so long. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Feb 26, 2015